BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Beijing has launched a hotline to provide consulting services to HIV/AIDS patients.
Beijing Home of Red Ribbon, a non-governmental organization, launched the hotline to provide a series of services, including basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS, evaluation of unsafe sex, and psychological counseling.
Zhao Hongxin, an HIV/AIDS expert with Beijing Ditan Hospital, took the first call on the hotline, answering questions about unsafe sex and antiretroviral drugs.
"We must give HIV/AIDS patients enough care and support, mainly medical aid, to solve their problems," said Wang Kerong, Beijing Home of Red Ribbon office director.
The organization was established in 2005 and provides comprehensive care for HIV/AIDS patients and their families, with medical support, volunteer services and legal aid.
The Beijing hotline number is 4000681221.